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The strategic hill that overlooks the Golan Heights, which had a major anti-aircraft radar base that was part of elaborate Syrian army defenses against Israel, fell into rebel hands in October 2014.
Israel has not confirmed or denied mounting the raid, but has repeatedly refused to accept Iranian military presence in Syria.
According to the IDF, the Air Force struck the source of the projectile and was “acting proportionally to prevent any deterioration.”
Islamic State's self-declared cross-border caliphate effectively collapsed in July, when US-backed Iraqi forces captured Mosul, the group's de facto capital in Iraq
Idlib province, the only Syrian province that is entirely under rebel control, has been a major target of Russian and Syrian aerial strikes that caused hundreds of civilians casualties.
Talks to focus on four key areas -- credible non-sectarian transitional government, future constitution, free elections within 18 months and a united war against terrorism.
US accused the Syrian regime of using a crematorium to dispose of bodies to cover up extent of mass murders.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Trump: "These heinous acts by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated."
By MICHAEL WILNER
The United States has blamed the administration of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the attack.
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Some commentators see hypocrisy in the US-led coalition fighting alongside Iraq’s army and the depiction of Russia’s role in Syria.
The jihadist rebel alliance Tahrir al-Sham said in a social networking post that five suicide bombers had carried out the attack but it stopped short of explicitly claiming responsibility.
"The victims are overwhelmingly civilians who are thought to oppose the government," the report said.
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